This weekend, fighting game fans the world over were treated to three solid days of incredible action, as Evo 2014 took over Las Vegas. The best fighters from around the world converged on the Westgate Las Vegas resort to compete for glory and huge cash prizes. Like other years before it, the entire event was streamed live on Twitch, allowing fans the world over to watch their favorites like Daigo, Mang0 and Garireo compete.
There's long been a stigma attached to fighting games that it takes as much time to learn to watch the games as it does to learn to play them. To someone who's never played one of these games, the nuances can be completely lost. This weekend, I found that to be not entirely true. For some games, being a spectator is awesome. For others, it's damned near impossible. Here are the best and worst games to watch at Evo.
THE BEST GAMES
|BLAZBLUE: CHRONO PHANTASMA|
|ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV|
|SUPER SMASH BROS: MELEE|
RUNNER UP: INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US
THE WORST GAMES
|TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2|
|ULTIMATE MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3|
So, there you have it. The best and worst games at Evo 2014 from a spectator's point of view. What do you guys think - how would you change the nominations? Let us know in the comments.
Mike Fatum is the Editor in Chief and podcast co-host of the Ace of Geeks. He loves fighting games, but hardly ever has any friends that want to play them with him.
Did you enjoy this article? Follow us on Facebook to get more great content! We have a weekly podcast you can find on our main site. Also follow us on Twitter and Tumblr!